A foray into snowboarding from the casual skiers perspective.

I am reasonably good at skiing. Once a year I decide skiing might be fun. I can navigate down a hill without gravely injuring myself.  I still fall.  I actually have some rather spectacular falls.  Really.  But I manage to not look completely confused and out of place. When my friend asked me to go…

Algonquin in Three Days: Cache, Madawaska, Head Creek, Head Lake

In July 2013, I decided on a birthday canoe trip. It was a short trip for my first time planning EVERYTHING on my own (our second trip in 6 days can be read about here).  I was hoping to find an “interesting” campsite, which lead us to the waterfall campsite on Head Lake. DAY ONE…

The Royal Fair and being a Media Intern!

Anyone in Ontario has probably heard the radio ads for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair coming to Toronto. It is only 8 days away and I am excited to share that I will be taking a break from my desk job and working as a Media Intern! I am so thankful for this opportunity and…

Skydiving: starting to learn something

The look as I tell people I went skydiving again is something to behold.  But why? Didn’t you just go? Why would you want to do that again? Most people can understand one jump, in a cross-it-off-your-bucket-list way, but doing it again seriously baffles people.  I think, although more extreme, it really is no different…

GoPro and cross country from horseback.

I have been looking for different ways to use my GoPro.  The farm I board at has lots of little cross country jumps scattered around the property, so thought it would be fun to try a GoPro video riding outside.  An added bonus is that riding on grass is good practise for a Hunter Derby…

Algonquin in Three Days: Ralph Bice, David, and Mubwayaka

I alluded to it in my last Algonquin post, but my Mom taught me most everything I know about camping. Really, when your first camping trip is in a baby carrier, how can you not learn a bit about backcountry camping? Coming off the rush of our last Algonquin trip, we leaped at the opportunity…